Walk HighlightsThe chance to explore the tiny hamlet of Wycoller.
Getting away from the crowds and walking along the lonely Boulsworth Hill.
|An August Bank Holiday Stroll to Lad Law|
|Saturday, 22 August 2009|
Wycoller is a small hamlet a few miles south-east of Colne. Wycoller is a car free zone, so we met at the Country Park car park approx 0.5km from Wycoller and walked down the footpath into the pretty hamlet. We spent some time photographing the Pack Horse bridge and the remains of Wycoller Hall before setting out along the old lane towards Turnhole Clough, stopping at the Clam Bridge for another set of photos. We took the small path through the woods alongside Turnhole Clough. The bracken had grown considerably since I was last here in May and at made walking difficult at times. Eventually the we left the side of the stream, climbed the steep bank and rejoinede a clearer footpath. It wasn't long before we reached the very substantial bridge across the stream near Brinks End. The bridge seems to be far too big and sturdy for such a small stream, however previous smaller bridges have been washed away during flash floods.
Once again we had walked on a Bank Holiday Saturday and had had the paths and moors almost to ourselves. Thanks to Dave, Richard, Ed, Simon and Steve for joining me on this walk.
Details and Route Map
Parking is available free of charge in the large car park just outside Wycoller. Please do not drive down into Wycoller itself.
Easy to follow way marked paths thoughout. Some sections on the Boulsworth Hill can be very wet.
Ordnance Survey maps covering this area OL21
Similar walks to this can be found in the following guide book:
South Pennine and the Bronte Moors (Freedon to Roam) by Andrew Bibby
The route map shown here should not be used as a replacement for the appropriate map(s). Before attempting the walk you should check the suitability of this route in relation to your capabilities and experience.